Doris Haddock, also known as Granny D., died last night at the age of 100. She was an ordinary woman when the times called for it. She went to school, fell in love, married and had children.
But there were times when she felt something had to be done about particular issues, and at those times, she was a most extraordinary woman.
Granny D. took part in efforts to save an Innuit village from being bombed by it's own government, and she walked across the country, beginning at age 88 and finishing at the age of 90, in an effort to bring attention to campaign finance reform. It couldn't have been easy because she suffered from arthritis and emphysema, but she did it anyway.
She was a woman who did more than talk. She went out and she acted. To learn more about her, see a previous blog, written almost one year ago.
You'll be missed, Granny!